Thursday, February 13, 2014

One Pot Moroccan Stew

One Pot Moroccan Stew from Half Baked Harvest
One Pot Moroccan Stew from Half Baked Harvest
Life has been busy over the past few weeks. I feel like we can't catch a break since our house disaster all the way back to Thanksgiving. Between the school delays and snow days, I can't seem to catch up and have finally had my first cold of the season. I am very thankful it took this long since I spent most of last year catching every germ my toddler passed along to me.  So, as I sit inside and listen to everyone shoveling and playing in the snow, I thought I'd share one of the new recipes I tried out this week.

Chicken cooking in their spicy goodness
The hardest thing with our busy schedules is to find the time to come up with creative recipes on my own. Thank goodness for my fellow bloggers out there. I've been depending on them for new ideas and have come across some great recipes.  One of the most recent comes from Tieghan (I love that name) from Half Baked Harvest.  In my family, we love the taste of Moroccan anything. The cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, and paprika combo of spices work for me in any meal.  So, when I came across this recipe that combines all of those flavors and promises to do it in one pot, well, this I had to try.

Carrots, Onions, and Red Peppers
I was not disappointed, and my husband, who is always hard to please, said out loud that this was one of the best dishes I had made. I just wish it had been my own! In any case, she combines my favorite spices with pieces of chicken and then adds sauteed veggies like carrots, onions, and chickpeas to the mix. I added a mix of Spanish and Greek olives because I love them and thought their saltiness paired with the crumbled goat cheese at the end would be perfect. And, I wasn't wrong.
Israeli Couscous toasting
Served over Israeli couscous for us and topped with the goat cheese and fresh cilantro, this is a definite dish worth trying.

Stew with all the ingredients simmering
For this recipe and many more great recipes to try, check out Tieghan's blog:  http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/one-pot-moroccan-chicken-chickpeas-pistachio-couscous-goat-cheese/.